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Live from Qatar: Capturing content on mobiles for a ‘digital first’ World Cup

For the first time ever at a World Cup, content for rights holders is being captured using mobile phones. It’s part of a strategy that represents the biggest commitment to a ‘digital first’ approach of any football tournament or possibly even sport generally, says Tim Stott, executive producer, HBS Digital. “What we’re saying to broadcasters […]  More

5G and AI top the agenda at Vislink

“We have made continuous enhancements to our 5G and AI-powered solutions over the past year in terms of performance, compatibility and efficiency of operation,” says Michel Bais, chief product officer, Vislink. “Notably, we have been featured participants in several advanced 5G trials for live sporting events.” Vislink participated with BT Media & Broadcast and the […]  More

Qatar 2022: Kevin Callahan of Fox Sports on the IP transition and return of match-day control rooms

The 2022 FIFA World Cup has shifted from the grind of the Group Stage, with four matches a day, to the knockout stage. For the Fox Sports production team, getting to this point has taken years of planning and months of onsite activity to ensure that new workflows and old workflows mesh and help deliver […]  More

France Summit 2022: Watch video highlights from the Paris event

On 24 November 2022, the French sports broadcasting and production community came together for its annual evening of panel discussions, presentations, and networking. Topics included the French Open tennis, Paris 2024 Summer Olympics and the Rugby Union World Cup 2023. You can now view edited highlights from the event which are in French with English […]  More

Qatar 2022: FIFA’s Florin Mitu on the evolution of World Cup coverage

Florin Mitu is the head of broadcast production for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and this year’s effort has been years in the making. And while the COVID pandemic and the global supply chain crisis impacted efforts, innovations like a move to IP, new workflows in UHD and HDR, and additional broadcast enhancements […]  More

Tech Insight: MediaPro’s Emili Planas Quintana on meeting the demand for more content, without sacrificing quality levels

“Nobody in this business is working if they don’t love the job,” says Emili Planas Quintana, CTO at MediaPro. “What I love about my job is integrating creativity with technology within a budget.” Quintana studied cinema at university. “In theory, I am closer to a cinema director than a CTO,” he says. His time as […]  More

Qatar 2022: Timeline TV on providing groundbreaking joint facilities for ITV Sport and BBC Sport

“This is one of our biggest and most complex projects to date. Timeline are providing end to end facilities for both the BBC and ITV Sport, as a joint operation for both broadcasters,” says Quinn Cowper, Timeline TV’s head of engineering. Timeline TV is trailblazing with the provision of joint facilities and services for both […]  More

Live from Qatar: On-site in Doha with Eurovision Sport’s Stefan-Eric Wildemann

The EBU’s Eurovision Sport division is in Doha for the World Cup, as part of its remit to ensure that major sporting events are available free-to-air across Europe. While FIFA has direct deals with broadcasters in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain and the Nordics, the EBU has a collective agreement with FIFA for […]  More

Zero Density signs up for Bronze SVG Europe sponsorship

Real-time graphics and virtual studio specialist Zero Density has renewed its Bronze sponsorship of SVG Europe. The company has reached an install base in 47 countries and delivered hundreds of installations worldwide. Its solutions are being used in daily real-time productions of broadcasters such as Fox Sports, RTL, TV Globo and Warner Media, as well […]  More